SAO PAULO — Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the second round of the Sao Paulo Open on Wednesday, winning a match against Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas for the second time in as many weeks.
The 18-year-old Auger-Aliassime beat Cuevas, ranked No. 59 in the world, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the ATP 250 clay tournament.
Auger-Aliassime also downed Cuevas last week in a three-set semifinal at the Rio Open before losing the final to Serbia's Laslo Djere.
The Montreal native, who rose to a career high No. 60 with his run to his first ATP final in Rio, needed two hours three minutes to defeat Cuevas on Wednesday.
Auger-Aliassime converted on 3-of-6 break points while saving 4-of-5 on his own serve.
The Canadian will face No. 86 Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain in the second round.
The Canadian Press